Western philosopher Peter Singer's thoughts on healthcare rationing

by phil on Saturday Jul 18, 2009 8:28 PM
people who like good rhetoric, third way thinking

Really excellent article in the NYTimes. Lots of good quotes. This one in particular stood out to me:

When a Washington Post journalist asked Daniel Zemel, a Washington rabbi, what he thought about federal agencies putting a dollar value on human life, the rabbi cited a Jewish teaching explaining that if you put one human life on one side of a scale, and you put the rest of the world on the other side, the scale is balanced equally. Perhaps that is how those who resist health care rationing think.
I posted some thoughts about the article and healthcare in general over on Curious Phil, one of a handful of new blogs that I'm experimenting with recently.

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